Depression counseling and therapy helps clinically depressed individuals find hope and take back their life.
Everyone feels unhappy at times and occasional feelings of lingering unhappiness can be normal depending on your particular situation. Depression that persists over a long period of time and severely interferes with daily life, relationships, and your overall sense of well-being, is not normal and is a sign that it is probably time to seek counseling.
Depression can affect children as well as adults. Some signs of depression can be very obvious to others but other signs may not be as noticeable. Here are a few common signs that might indicate a person is depressed:
- lack of interest in everyday activities / withdrawn
- chronic fatigue
- changes in appetite or sleep
- loss of sexual desire
- problems concentrating or remembering
- feeling helpless or hopeless
- increased irritability, anxiety, indecisiveness
- thoughts of suicide
- excessive self-blame
- self-harm behaviors
Depression is often thought of as being preceded by a significant event such as trauma or loss, but there are a variety of factors and circumstances that can contribute to whether or not a person becomes seriously depressed. Depression is as unique as the individual, but no matter what the cause, counseling for depression can help.
How can Depression Counseling and Therapy help?
Counseling for depression counseling can give you a new perspective on life and teach you healthy ways to cope with your sadness.
Our therapists use cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to help you examine the causes and effects of your thought processes and behaviors. CBT can provide you with a tailored action plan to stop unwanted habits and behavior patterns that cause your depression and replace them with new, healthy behaviors.
Psychodynamic therapy can also be an effective treatment for many suffering from depression. In this this process you can gain a better understanding of any unresolved conflicts or issues with your family or friends that may be contributing to your condition and how to deal with them.
No matter what the root causes or contributing factors are in your depression, our caring and compassionate therapists work to find the right treatment to help you successfully get your life back.
If you suffer from depression and need help within the St. Peters, MO area, please contact us. We want to help.